NEW YORK (AP) — Songwriter and poet Pete Brown, who co-wrote “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room” for the short-lived rock supergroup Cream in the 1960s, has died.
He was 82.
The London-based Brown died of cancer late Friday, according to a post on his Facebook page.
A poet who worked in the same circles as Allen Ginsberg and Spike Milligan, Brown was asked by drummer Ginger Baker to help write songs for Cream, a band he had formed with guitarist Eric Clapton and bass player Jack Bruce.
He also helped write the group’s song “I Feel Free,” and formed a songwriting partnership with Bruce after Cream broke up that lasted more than four decades.
PHOTO INFO: Members of the rock group Cream, Jack Bruce, left, Ginger Baker on drums, and Eric Clapton, perform during the 8th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles, Ca., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1993.
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